Sunday, November 16, 2008

In defense of inequality


All human beings are born alike. Hmmm..let me think , I guess not!!!

I do not think they are alike and they do not deserve to be equally educated as there are inherent differences between the way they think and work. In simpler words some are more smarter and are capable of leading others. These ones are capable of more hard work and come up with brighter ideas and can perform better than other ones in stressful circumstances like sitting in a boardroom, making sense out of a business memo or may be working in a foreign bank.

If you think I am sounding silly, you are wrong because that’s what the CAT exam statistics tells me. The HRD ministry was able to successfully deprive better education and thus a chance of good future to a lot of unworthy candidates ( 288200 out of 290000 that have filled the forms). I am sure they would be patting their back for setting up a very tough screening procedure, for having very few good management institutes for a horde of young citizens who want to take the country ahead.

What a great service to the nation and its young citizens.

26 comments:

Aevi said...

i can see the sarcasm that you are trying to present but I think making entrances tough to filter the talent is not a bad idea.. I am in favor of it.
The reason being, if a student who doesnt has a given level of IQ (or watever metrics) gets an admission in a good institute then struggles thruout by failing and scoring low.

its a momentarily happiness to get admission in a good institute to which one never belonged but once you graduate with low grades and spending more than u were suposed to you actually ruin your life by not finding a suitable job, and even if you do by fluke u bring a bad name to the institute u graduated from

Sneha said...

Hi Aevi,
Your point is well taken but the ultimate objectives these institute serves do not warrant a success rate as low as .62%.It is not like sending a man to moon even there I feel the success rate would be higher than these .The easy solution is to increase the number of theses institute something that a government should have done in a more
ambitious manner.

Harshita said...

First of all,the new song on your blog is my favourite and it was quiet a beginning to Monday :)

For the post, I would want to say that personally I have realized that to an extent, what matters is the IQ you have and at times ppl dont make to entrances and they study in comparatively mediocre colleges and make it to the top.

I have come across many such ppl...

But I agree with Abhi here too. There shud be a tough filter for the talent to be judged.

Everyonez good...but then if we wanna put all people in the same bracket, why do we need an IIM, I wonder??

Sneha said...

Hi Harshita,
I appreciate your concern for good talent but I feel that the bar set to filter talent should be commensurate with the ultimate objectives of an education institute. I wrote this knowing many of my acuqintances who could not make thru CAT but later went on to complete their management studies thru Harvard, Yale, etc.
We should have more of such institutes.
Y song muzey bhi behot pasand hai.:)
have a nice monday.
Keep smiling
Love
Sneha

abhishek said...

You have made a valid point...that more people should be getting quality management education. But, it is not as easy as it sounds. First of all we need huge amounts of capital to set up institutes of good repute which seems like a distant reality given our healthy track record in terms of corruption and then there's lack of infrastructure, faculty, etc.

Arv said...

Good point!!!

There are so many such hidden discrimination's that lay underneath our system...

it would need an overhaul of our system to make a change... I dont see it happening as long as people are silenced.

Girijesh Srivastava said...

I had thought that I would never comment on your blog...But, the issue that you have raised & your views in defense of inequality compelled me to do so. :)

I agree with your stand that some people are innately different and superior than most others...and, these are the people who can bring about positive changes. I have my own hypothesis for the same and my upcoming venture aims to promote the same.

I invite you to be associated with the initiative 'coz I find that "zing-thing" in you. Write to me anytime at giri.iitd@gmail.com

dilmainhainpyar said...

hmmmmm
i think i will comment abt this a bit later...now am in the same situation as you are

Sneha said...

@Abhishek,
I agree with you that the problems we face are humongous. But we will have to undertake the exercise of setting up number of such institutions within the next 20-30 years if as a nation we intend to keep up the promise of good future to our citizens.
BTW tumhara comment box kaam nahi kar reha.:)

Sneha said...

Hi Arv,
That's true.
have a nice evening.:)

Sneha said...

Hi Girijesh,
Thanks for the invite.
Have a nice day.:)

Sneha said...

Hi yamini
Thanks for your visit.:)

Kartz said...

Thought provoking... Good 'un!

Peace.

Sneha said...

Hi Kartz,
Thanks.:)

Rashi said...

it holds a lot of truth..we all see it, can we do something abt it, really??

HOBO said...

Educating oneself is always good.

Sneha said...

Hi Rashi,
Like minded people when come together form a big voice in modern democratic society and can enforce or initiate positive change which is not quick or sudden but permanent.

Thanks for checking by my blog.

have a nice day.:)

Sneha said...

Hi Hobo,
I agree.:)

manivannan said...

That was truly sarcastic... One of the many flaws of education sytem. Well written friend.

Princess said...

disparity..

its hypothetical to think everyone can be equally placed in life.

-Aiz.

Sam said...

HRD ministry in India is ass.the man heading it is on one mission, get reservation and wipe out the quality and deserving ones out of IIMs, IITs and similar instis......

guess whats state of public health in india is going to be if a candidate with 4 marks in medical entrance gets a chance to stuy med ahead of a candidate who misses the bus by 2 marks but scores 80% marks.......

Entertainer said...

i liked it. i cud sense a pinch of frustration with lots of sarcasm in it.. :-)

Prashant Sree said...

I assume the HRD ministry doesnt has got anything personal against the students... The entrance exams are designed so that the students who have put in necessary hard work makes it... I wont say the entrance procedure is the best, yet disqualifying someone doesnt mean that its inequality...

Off the cuff said...

Yeah we need more such institutes. I would suggest search on google for B schools in your area and you will get them in plenty. I think people are getting what they deserve. I have seen people cheating students in the name of world class education by private players in india. We should learn from the US where Ivy league colleges are better then govt funded colleges. And above all here the entire system is in shambles. :(
Good quite thought provoking post.

Mulling Over My Thoughts said...

call me one to say "the grapes are sour" but i honestly think the IIMs are over-rated. for someone who has friends in these distinguished tier-1 institutes as well as those in the other tier-2 institutes added to my own experience in a B-school which seems to float between both the categories, there is hardly a difference in the value addition. all B-schools seem to share the same faculty and the only distinguishing factor between the alumni is the hard work the students are willing to put in themselves.
i think the IIMs are put on a pedestal by us aspirants and when you have close to 3 lac students vying for a few hundred seats, it's a lottery out there!
an IIM can only guarantee a brandname good enough for your first job no more...what you make of it from there is completely upto you...
and i reckon the indian system is better...after all, it were the hot-shots from yale, harvard and co. that have caused the great sub-prime fiasco!!!

KParthasarathi said...

Even if a dozen institutes are opened, the standard cannot be lowered.There will be more bright personsgetting in who lost out earlier because of lmited number.Thre is no way the average can enter save thro quota system.Many seats remain vacant.Even with training they are unable to make the grade.The governement shd concentrate at the secondary level itself to pick the promising and train them for higher education.